Kayamkulam Kochunni will be Nivin Pauly’s career best film: Rosshan Andrrews
Kayamkulam Kochunni is currently in the final stages of post-production. The movie directed by Rosshan Andrrews is based on the life of Kayamkulam Kochunni, a legendary highwayman who was active in Travancore during the 18th century. Nivin Pauly is playing Kochunni’s role in the movie. The actor, who is mostly known for his guy-next-door roles, had put in a lot of efforts to play the role of Kochunni. Rosshan Andrrews firmly believes that Kayamkulam Kochunni will be the best film in Nivin’s career.
Bobby and Sanjay scripted the movie after doing years of research works on Kochunni’s life. Nivin was cast in the role Kochunni as the makers felt that he could easily portray the different age groups of the character. Apart from shaving his head, the actor also worked hard to undergo multiple physical transformations during different stages of shoot.
Prior to the commencement of shoot, Nivin also took basic lessons in kalaripayattu, horse riding and worked on developing his flexibility. The kind of efforts he has put in for the movie is evident from the visuals in the trailer. He appears in multiple looks in the trailer and is also seen performing kalari and swift horse riding. The two-minute long trailer has sky-rocketed the expectations among the audience.
Apart from Nivin, the movie also has another star presence in Mohanlal, who is playing an extended cameo as Ithikkara Pakki. Sunny Wayne, Shine Tom Chacko, Priya Anand, MS Bhaskar, Manikandan Achari, Sunil Sukhada, Babu Antony, Aneesh G Menon, Amit Chakalakkal and Kannada actress Ashwini are also part of the cast.
Gokulam Gopalan is producing this big budget movie under the banner of Sri Gokulam Films. The movie has been planned as a grand Onam release in August.